WWE Releases Florida Championship Wrestling Diva, WWE Highlights Luchadors, Maria

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- Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez, says she has been released by WWE.

She announced Saturday on Twitter, “I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas….”

Vélez, who began her professional wrestling career in 2005 in Puerto Rico, rose to prominence as a contestant on Tough Enough last year, a televised competition that awarded the winner a WWE contract. Vélez was eliminated from the competition due to injury, but offered a developmental contract in November. She had been appearing on WWE NXT as of late.

– The August 10 episode of WWE Vintage Collection featured the following matches: Chavo Guerrero vs. Chavo Classic vs. Spike Dudley (WWE SmackDown – May 20, 2004), The Mexicools vs. The Blue World Order (WWE Great American Bash 2005), The Caribbean Kid vs. Steve Austin (WWF Superstars – April 13, 1996), Pedro Morales and Tito Santana vs. Nikolai Volkoff and The Iron Sheik (WWF Superstars – January 31, 1987), Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio (WWE SmackDown – September 9, 2005). (Thanks to Devin Cutting)

– Former WWE Diva Maria is today’s featured Superstar on WWE.com.

Photos of Sofia Cortez »

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